Calls for Climate Justice in Paris

Starting Monday, November 30, government officials, corporate heads, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) will meet for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) for climate negotiations, this time in Paris.  World leaders and other official summit attendees will be protected by greatly enhanced security because of the tragic terrorist attacks.  Civil society won’t enjoy such […]

A Call for Climate Justice

People around the world have responded swiftly and generously to the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the largest storm ever recorded.  In the wake of this disaster, it is important for us to go beyond simple relief efforts.  We must heed the warnings of climate scientists who point to present disasters and […]

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Progressive Christian Social Action   Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice In this blog, Progressive Christian Social Action, I primarily address thinking Christians and other people of faith who seek a deeper relationship with God and who are open to responding to the great social and ecological issues of our day.  Most recently, I have […]

Youth-Led Climate Actions

Progressive Christian Social Action Youth-Led Climate Campaigns I often walk along a canal in the woods near my home.  One day, while walking there with my teenage granddaughters and two of their friends, our talk turned from light-hearted banter to the state of the planet.  Sixteen-year-old Darren said, “When I think of the future, it’s […]

Global Climate Strike

Progressive Christian Social Action Global Climate Strike In a recent article, climate leader Bill McKibben challenged adults to offer support to children and youth who face accelerating climate change by joining in upcoming Global Climate Strike actions. He asked, “On what kind of world do we expect 15-year-olds to tackle our biggest problems by themselves?” […]